Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Shazam launches enhanced application on Ovi Store by Nokia

LONDON, UK: Shazam, the world’s leading mobile music discovery provider, today announced the launch of its new application onto the Ovi Store by Nokia.

The enhanced application includes extra features and functionality to help Nokia users go on a greater music journey than ever before: from the point of inspiration to learning more about the track and artist and purchasing the track straight to their mobile.

Shazam is available for download from the Ovi Store by Nokia at store.ovi.com for all Symbian S60 v3.2 and v5 models including Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97 and Nokia E72. Nokia will also be preloading Shazam onto many mobile handsets including the Nokia 5630 XpressMusic and Nokia X6.

“With the huge popularity of Shazam on the Ovi Store by Nokia following our summer promotion, we’re delighted to be able to offer an enhanced music journey that will let music lovers experience more about the music they hear around them,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “Now many new Nokia users will get Shazam pre-loaded onto their devices in the future, and hundreds of millions more worldwide will be able to download Shazam now from the Ovi Store by Nokia.”

Marco Argenti, VP of Media & Games, Nokia continues: “We are pleased to be extending our relationship with Shazam via this enhanced application available on the Ovi Store by Nokia and as a preload on our devices. Users will be able to take music discovery to the next level by tagging a song they are listening to, and be able to download it immediately through the Nokia Music Store.”

Shazam on Nokia allows users to:
Share a music moment: send Tags as a Tweet to followers; to Facebook mini-feed or by email to friends so they can add the Tag to their own collection in Shazam
Preview and purchase: preview and download tracks direct to handset in the Nokia Music Store
Watch videos on YouTube: watch artist’s videos and other music content
Learn more about the music: read track and album reviews and artist biographies, plus see other music from the same artist and view song lyrics1
Find what's hot and popular: view Shazam music charts, generated by millions of other Shazamers, to keep up to date with the new tracks and players in the music scene
Search music: easily find music by artist, album or track from Shazam’s database of 8 million songs
Personalise Tags: capture the moment by taking and adding a photo or attach an existing picture to Tags. These shots are then seamlessly added to the Nokia photo album
Store pending Tags: even when users don't have data connection, they can still capture the music moment. The pending Tag can be sent later when they are back within access of data coverage or WiFi connectivity
Access the world of Shazam: users can register to access their list of Tags online and receive special offers, newsletters, feature updates and more

Users will be given a 30 day free trial of the fully featured application from the first time they use it on the device. After 30 days, users can continue Shazaming for free on a limited feature and tagging basis or choose to upgrade to the fully-featured, unlimited usage version for a one-off fee of $4.99, €3.99 or £2.99, depending on location.

If users have previously downloaded and used the promotional version of Shazam, they will be prompted to upgrade to the new Shazam application with a 30 day free trial. All existing users, once registered, will also be able to view their Tag history online at shazam.com.

At launch, Shazam will be available in French, Canadian-French, German, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Portuguese, Brazilian-Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Dutch, Bulgarian and Mexican Spanish. Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Arabic and Hebrew will be available very soon.

To enjoy the Shazam application on your Nokia device, visit store.ovi.com.

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